2016 Goals: Did I Achieve Them ?



Is it too late to wish you all a Happy New Year? Can you believe it's 2017 already? Last year just flew by (gosh, it feels so weird saying that. By the way, am I the only one that still says gosh?). Today I thought I'd talk about my 2016 goals and whether or not I achieved them.

A Gratitude List



It's New Years Eve so I thought I'd make a list of things I'm grateful for.

8 Reads I've Enjoyed This Month.





Can you believe Christmas is only two sleeps away? I thought I'd get into the Christmas spirit and share some love - here are 10 post I enjoyed reading this month.


12 Tips to Become A Failure In Your 20s

Margot's ways to connect 

Google Analytics for Beginners. 

Life Hacks For The Organisationally Challenged 

Simple Secret's To Flower Arranging

How To Pose For Pictures

5 Steps To Create A Better To Do List


The Easiest Up-Do Ever




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-xx

Life Lately



Can you believe it's almost Christmas? The last couple of weeks have flown by. It all feels like a bit of a blur really. Not long until we'll be stuffing our faces with all the delicious food that comes along with Christmas.

My Controversial View On The Gilmore Girls Revival




I'm not going to lie, I was very underwhelmed by the Gilmore Girls Revival. In fact, I didn't start enjoying it until the scene where Lorelai is telling Emily her favourite memory of Richard. I think it was because I couldn't connect with the characters. It just seemed dull and sad, nothing was gaining my attention and pulling me in. I get that the writers wanted to make it realistic, but I feel that they could have it done this better. It had so much more potential. Obviously there will be spoilers so don't read ahead if you haven't finished it.

Emily
My favourite thing about the Gilmore Girl revival was hands down Emily's story line. Her character development was absolutely amazing. Can we just take a second to remember Emily Gilmore wearing jeans and saying bullshit? Best thing ever. I love that we got to witness her mourning of Richard and watch her go through all the stages of grief. From her being heart broken and lost, to her finding a way to move on. Richards passing helped her realise what was truly important and allowed her to grow as a person. It was truly a life changing situation for her and I think she really became herself. I loved the relationship her and Berta had, It was exactly what she needed. I think the icing on the cake had to be her working in a whaling museum - It was so random but she was totally in her element.  I'm going to stop here because I could go on forever - Basically, great story line, amazing character development.

Rory 
I didn't like Rory's character at all in the revival. Nor did I like her storyline.  I felt like she hadn't matured or grown up at all from when we last saw her in season 7. I just couldn't connect with her. I loved the idea of breaking the 'perfect Rory' facade - but I think they over did it. You'd think the idea of her being lost and not knowing where her life was heading would have been relateable;  but for some reason I just couldn't connect with her character. I also hate her story line with Logan. I felt like she should have known better as the same thing happened with Dean when she was younger. The only difference being she was young and in love with Dean.  After the Dean cheating situation she felt remorseful and knew what she did was wrong. It seemed like she learnt a lesson.Then more than a decade later, she gets upset because she has to go to a hotel  with Logan so they can have an affair?  that made me so angry. I was relieved and happy when she ended things with Logan. I mean at least that is some character development for Rory. Another thing that annoyed me was the Paul story line. How do you forget to break up with someone for 2 years? How horrible. On a positive note, I do think it's good she has found something to do, I think writing the book will give her a sense of purpose and help her grow as a person. I don't even know what to say about the ending, I mean she's pregnant? I really did not see that coming. I think next season we will see a lot of character development for Rory. There has to be another season right? they cannot end it like that.

Lorelai 
I found Lorelai's story was underwhelming and a bit dull if I'm honest. It could have been done better.
 Like I said earlier, I didn't really start to enjoy Gilmore Girls until the phone scene between Lorelai and Emily. I think that was a significant scene for both of them. Looking back though, I do think her story line was realistic. At the end of season 7 Lorelai seemed to be in a great place. The inn was doing well and her and Luke finally realised they were meant to be together. It makes sense that eventually she would fall into a rut and be bit lost. It was nice to see her find herself by the end of it. Lorelai and Luke finally got hitched! The wedding was beautiful. Kirk did a great job! I also wish we had gotten to see more of Lorelai's wittiness.

Other Thoughts:
1. They finally made Michel Gay! This made me so happy.
2. Who were the two kids following Lorelai & Rory around being like servants? Were they trying to get pocket money? It was so weird. This definitely should have been addressed.
3.  a part of me is secretly hoping the father of Rory's baby is the wookie she had sex with.
4. Emily in the DAR meeting was hilarious - 'Bullshit!'
5. I loved Jess in this. He went from a troubled teenager to a mature grown man. His character development was awesome. I don't want him to get with Rory though - he deserves better.
6. I'm still wondering about the whole Paul story line. What was the point to it? Was it to contribute to the Rory isn't perfect persona?I mean no one is perfect, but leading a guy on for 2 years and forgetting' to dump him is on a different level.
7. Mr Kim exists? did they just throw a random character in? Was he even mentioned before this? I swear he wasn't even at Lane's wedding.
8. Kirk was hilarious! I love that the town bought a pig for him and Lulu so they wouldn't have a baby.


That's it from me. What did you think of the Gilmore Girls Revival? Who was your favourite character? -xx

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